2024 Michigan 4-H State Hippology Contest

Saturday, March 16, 2024
8:30 a.m.

MSU Campus, Anthony Hall
474 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824

Map of Campus

Parking available in lots 40 and 42 in front of Anthony Hall
Parking available in lot 43 behind Anthony Hall

Youth aged 5-19 are eligible to compete at the Michigan 4-H State Hippology Contest. Cloverbud, Junior and Senior divisions as well as Junior Novice and Senior Novice allow for youth to demonstrate their comprehensive Equine knowledge and skills in an engaging setting. 

Cost for registration is $23.00 per contestant. Lunch is the responsibility of the participant. NO refunds will be given.

Contest Schedule
8:30 a.m. Check-In for Participants & Volunteers
9 a.m. Orientation (rules for the day, aligning technology, review schedule, etc.)
9:20 a.m. Begin Judging Phase
10: a.m. Go over correct answers for Judging Phase
10:15 a.m. Begin Slide Test Phase
10:45 a.m. Begin Written Exam Phase
11:30 a.m. Participants go to Holding Room. Participants will stay in the Holding Room until a designated volunteer instructs them to go onto the next phase of the contest. (This would be a good time for lunches, etc.)
11:30 a.m. Stations Phase and Team Problems Phase begin
3 p.m. Depending on size of contest, participants may wrap up around this time. They are welcome to leave once they have completed all the phases.
Scoring will happen as the last team problem concludes. After scoring we will begin the Award ceremony promptly.

Contestants and Coaches are RESPONSIBLE for reading and adhering to the contest rules. Please be sure to review the rules PRIOR to registration.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For contest and registration information contact Extension Educator, David Lindsay at lindsa75@msu.edu or 517-353-1748.